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Monday
Jun032013

New Home, Same Great Content

Over here at the New York Institute of Photography, we're proud to bring you high-quality photography content that supports the top-notch photo education we provide to students all over the world. And we wanted to let you know that we're still committed to producing great content, just not here. For the last 2.5 years, we've filled this blog with tips and tricks, polls and success stories, news and trends, and lots and lots of photos. But this will be this blog's final post.

Last week, we excitedly launched our new school website over at www.nyip.edu! With that comes a brand new photo articles section that you can check out here.

The new website gives us a chance to highlight more student work, showcase more of what we have to offer, and give students the chance to interact with one another in our (soon to launch) student forum. And the new articles section comes complete with several new writers, hundreds of amazing articles, and two easy ways to stay up to date with all your NYIP content needs. You can subscribe to our free monthly newsletter, or you can subscribe to our RSS feed. Either way, you'll never miss an article!

This blog will stay put, and everything here will live on. But this will be the final post.

We hope that you continue to follow NYIP, and read everything we put out on www.nyip.edu. Thanks to all of our readers for your support!

-NYIP Team

Wednesday
May292013

Our Best "May Day" Photos







Where has the month of May gone? In our ninth Top 10 Photos post, we did a Web image search on "May Day" to help kick off this beautiful spring month. We chose 10 of our favorite images for our blog followers and fellow photography enthusiasts to cast their votes for. And you have spoken - we're excited to announce that hundreds of you voted in our Top 10 survey. Many thanks for taking the time to register your vote with us - and congratulations to all of our Top 10 photographers. Click here to view the original Top 10 Photos in our "new" competition. Another Top 10 Photos vote will be coming your way soon ....

 

Photograph #1: Mike Haywood Goes for the Line in May Day Rugby Match by Getty Images

 Photograph #2: Eldery Woman Waves at May Day Occupy Wall Street March by Emmanuel Dunand / AFP - Getty Images

Photograph #3 (tie): Maypole Outside Clarendon Building, Oxford by Richard (etnobofin on Flickr)

 

Photograph #3 (tie): Tom Fisher as Sam Docker in BBC One drama Mayday by BBC

 

WHO ARE WE?

We're the New York Institute of Photographya distance education school teaching photography since 1910 - over 100 years of knowledge and experience.

Click here to watch the New York Institute of Photography video.

 


Monday
May272013

Equipment: An Essential Digital Tool or Totally Unnecessary?

If you're not shooting in black and white right now, we encourage our online photography course students to try your hand at it. But many photographers prefer to shoot in color, and then use their image-editing software, the digital lightroom, to change an image to black and white and enhance the tonal values. But for about a year now we've had the Leica M Monochrom, designed to "create authentic monochrome photography in digital form," billed as the first digital 35 mm camera developed for the sole purpose of shooting in black and white. Its features include

  • Full-format sensor
  • No color filters
  • Truer black-and-white images
  • Strong sharpness and dynamic range

Is this the perfect tool for the art and everyday photographer? Is this something you would want to add to your photographer's bag, or would you prefer to use Photoshop or a similar lightroom tool to start with RAW color and work from there? Are you a current user and, if so, what has your experience been with the camera? (Click here to read one photographer's personal review.)

 

WHO ARE WE?

We're the New York Institute of Photographya distance education school teaching photography since 1910 - over 100 years of knowledge and experience.

 Click here to watch the New York Institute of Photography video.


Friday
May242013

Pioneering Photographer Wayne F. Miller dies at 94

Famed American photographer and photojournalist Wayne F. Miller (left), who captured a series of portraits titled The Way of Life of the Northern Negro documenting the lives of African Americans belonging to an elite WWII Naval Unit in 1940s Chicago, died on May 22nd in Orinda, California at the age of 94. Miller's accolades include being author of the book The World is Young, curator of an international photojournalism exhibition called “The Family of Man,” cotract photographer for Life, president of Magnum Photos, and for providing the photos for Dr. Benjamin Spock’s book “A Baby’s First Year.” He was also awarded two consecutive Guggenheim fellowships in 1946-1948 and was a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy during World War II. 

© Wayne F. Miller

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHO ARE WE?

We're the New York Institute of Photographya distance education school teaching photography since 1910 - over 100 years of knowledge and experience.

Click here to watch the New York Institute of Photography video.

 

 

 

Wednesday
May222013

Fantastic Photo of the Day 

Looking for photography tips, I recently read over the wonderful photo article compiled by The Atlantic's Alan Taylor in which he shares a number of the early entries from National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest and arranges them according to preference. While I found each consecutive image breahtaking in its own right, none was more arresting and powerful than the portrait of a Sadu pilgrim from Varanasi, India taken by Craig Stevenson (shown below). It is one of the most engaging phtos I have ever seen and I believe any photographer would be proud to have captured it. Enjoy.   

© Craig Stevenson/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

 

WHO ARE WE?

We're the New York Institute of Photographya distance education school teaching photography since 1910 - over 100 years of knowledge and experience.

Click here to watch the New York Institute of Photography video.